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Spring preview: For once, identity will be determined by who wins certain jobs

Spring preview: For once, identity will be determined by who wins certain jobs

Alabama has multiple dichotomies in play. There is the quarterback battle between Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts, a contrast of styles between a quarterback ideally suited for a pro spread passing game and one suited for a spread-option style attack. There is new offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, whose background promises more success the more misdirection and spread elements are inplay, but then there’s new QB coach Dan Enos, who made his bones largely on the back of more traditional sets with play-action and a quarterback under center.

Rating the SEC recruiting classes

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Rating the SEC recruiting classes

The Bulldogs probably signed the best recruiting class, top to bottom, in modern college football history, eclipsing the class Alabama brought together a year earlier.

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Signing Day 2018: So-so finish undersells a solid class

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Signing Day 2018: So-so finish undersells a solid class

A year after signing what was at the time, the best class in Alabama history on paper – a heralding that backed itself up on the field once the fall came – Alabama couldn’t repeat its past glories, and ended up signing the lowest-ranked class since Nick Saban’s first class at Alabama in 2007.

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Georgia preview: Tide plays for a title against team it was built to defend

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Georgia preview: Tide plays for a title against team it was built to defend

Alabama will face off against a team that was more or less built to mirror Alabama. And Alabama’s attack plan is more or less designed to attack teams like this.

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Pruitt’s departure for UT could have long-term consequences

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Pruitt’s departure for UT could have long-term consequences

One of these days, Alabama fans will have to confront the reality that Nick Saban can’t coach the Alabama Crimson Tide forever.

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CFP committee did what it was chartered to do: Get 4 best teams

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CFP committee did what it was chartered to do: Get 4 best teams

When the BCS ranking system was scuttled in favor of the College Football Playoff committee following the 2013 season, the presumption is that the change was made specifically to keep another 2011 from happening.

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SEC Preview and Predictions: Week 14 (and a look at the CFP)

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SEC Preview and Predictions: Week 14 (and a look at the CFP)

The Predictions Dept. got out of Rivalry Week with a 6-3 record, which is not a terrible mark overall. Unfortunately, one of those three losses was the pick of the Alabama-Auburn game, which has now forced Alabama to enlist the help of TCU or Ohio State to reach the College Football Playoff. Otherwise, it appears Alabama will be headed for an Orange Bowl matchup in a game few Bama fans will likely choose to attend.

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Auburn wrap-up: When a trend becomes a pattern, self-examination must follow

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By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief Nov. 26, 2017 For the third time in eight years, Auburn walks away from the Alabama-Auburn game not just a winner, but a winner either by miracle, a winner over an allegedly better team, or both. Three times now Auburn finds itself the beneficiary of a potential national title shot […]

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Auburn preview: Alabama gets its toughest test where it least wants to see it

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Auburn preview: Alabama gets its toughest test where it least wants to see it

If there has been one thing regarding SEC football that seems out of place in this era of Nick Saban’s domination at Alabama, it’s been that Auburn has not only survived in Alabama’s shadow, but thrived.

Auburn has won a national title (2010), played for it a second time (2013), and if Auburn beats Alabama this week and Georgia a second time in the SEC Championship Game, the Tigers seem all but assured of representing the SEC as a two-loss hopeful in this year’s final four.

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Mercer wrap-up: Hard to find fault with total domination

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Mercer wrap-up: Hard to find fault with total domination

If the main goal coming out of Alabama’s game against Mercer Saturday was to avoid major injuries, Alabama checked off that box.

If the goal was to give linebacker Dylan Moses as many snaps as possible to prepare him for Auburn, the Crimson Tide was able to do that, as well.

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